Body Awareness in Nature 1-5 august 2016

A summer intensive movement exploration with Kay Patru, Jihae Ko, Rafael Zielinski, Andrea Hackl & Sylvain Meret.

Ile d’Aix, Monday 1st to Friday 5th august 2016

Come and join the first edition of our intensive week focusing on movement exploration & dance expression in the beautiful island of Aix, France.

Five teachers will share with you their practices and their knowledge about dance, movement, somatic awareness, creativity, performance, shamanism and film making in natural environments.

The whole week will be an intensive immersion into the subtle worlds of nature. Each teacher will bring you into a personal journey through the rhythms, spaces, textures, sounds and landscapes of the island using our bodies and our awareness to dance the inner and outer worlds. Dance is a healing art; part of the journey will convey the magic of shamanic rituals, the wisdom of somatic practices and the transformational process of creativity.

The program will be articulated in daily sessions, giving room for the “here and now” as the week unfolds. Therefor we can give you the content of the week but not a precise schedule. Sessions will be held in different locations outdoors across the island and indoor in the somatic room. A daily schedule will include movement/dance practices, field explorations, sharing of knowledge, performances. Some of the movement/dance practices may be open for local people.

The project is initiated as part of a larger project called “co-creative awareness” by Sylvain, who currently lives on the island. For almost 10 years, summer retreats have generated the gathering of a small tribe interested in understanding nature, our body, and our innate wisdom. We created a camping settlement condition that supports both a low cost budget and a direct connection with the land. In this regard, we cook and share the logistic together. And we sleep in tents. [They are possibilities for other accommodations with extra costs.]

Conditions: 

This summer intensive is open to everyone interested in movement and dance in nature regardless of professional background or dance training. We can host a maximum of 15 participants. The language will be English and translation in French.

The costs are 125-150 € for the teachings fee [sliding scale] and 15 € per day for the food and logistic expenses, [90 € midday Sunday 31 to midday Saturday 6]. The total price is 215 – 240 €. We wish to make this special journey possible to anyone interested.

We start on Monday morning 9:00 the 1st of august and finish on Friday 5th august in the evening. You’re welcome to arrive on the 30th or 31th of July and leave on Saturday 6th.

To register contact sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

Logistic:

If possible bring your tent, sleeping bag and mattress. You will need Towels, swimming clothes, a pair of shoes for dancing, sleepers, lamp torch, sweaters for wind and evenings. [We have 4 extra tents, sleeping bags and mattresses.]

The food is mainly vegetarian and organic. We organize cooking teams/ washing teams through the week. In this way, we keep low costs conditions.

To come to the island from abroad: closest airport is La Rochelle with a flight on Monday and Friday with Ryanair from Brussels-Charleroi. A regular TGV line runs from Paris to La Rochelle few times a day. From La Rochelle a boat is easily accessible to get to the island but runs only few times per day depending on the tide. [Check the timetable]

Bordeaux airport with easyjet and KLM from Amsterdam runs everyday, then a train ride of 1h45 min to Rochefort, then a bus to Fouras la Fumée for taking the boat [Check the timetable].

Let sylvain knows about your travel plan sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

The program in details:

Tuning body landscape with Kay Patru and Jihae Ko

In this work, we dive into the transformative process between body and landscape through senses. We allow body as a tuning instrument that is receptive and connected to the environment.

We observe, listen, feel, smell and taste. This basic sensory functions guide us to explore movement and dance expression from the body sensation as well as becoming one with the environment.

The approach of this workshop is twofold:

  1. Sensory Fieldwork

The first part of this workshop will be based on Sensory fieldwork. We will focus on the primary senses of the body to tune into the direct perception of the land. Through touch, smell, listening and looking/gazing we can allow the body to be informed by the surrounding ecosystem and the various habitats present on site. This sensory fieldwork will be guided and often blindfolded to deepen the perceptual field of the participants while being supported by an observing partner.

  1. Body Centered Practice

Building on the sensory practice, the second part of the workshop will consist of integrating the experience of the land into a wide range of Body Centered Practice. Movement/dance explorations, imagery and improvisation tasks, voice and breath work, as well as various bodywork modalities to engage the participants into finding their artistic expression within the context of being on the land.

Tuning Body Landscape- Seoul

“Somatic-shamanic base explorations” with Rafael Zielinski

Dance is a movement moving space. It has the power to touch something in you and let you flourish. Dance is communication; it wakes you up, opens up your senses and sense of self. Dance is a way to live life.

From contemporary dance and movement performances to embodiment and healing. With a bridge to nature and shamanism. Bringing nature back on stage.

Rafael is a transformer of space and energy. Through his radiant presence, sensibility and creativity, he is able to move (with) all that is.” (Odessa, 2016)

“Physicality~Musicality on film” with Andrea Hackl

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“The shamanic power dance” with Sylvain Meret

This session will tap into the process of finding and embodying personal power through movement qualities. There is a space within us that hold the key for movement medicines that allow us to feel more empowered. This place is very personal and unique to each of us. To access it, one needs to connect with his energetic nature and to incorporate it through either movement, sounds, voice or dance expressions. Breaths, vocal sounds or songs are ways to directly feel the expression of our energetic nature, it is a great support to allow a deeper embodiment toward outer movement expression. This dance is a way to reconnect with our source and to bring our spirit in the here and now.

Teachers:

Jihae Ko is a dancer, choreographer and bodywork therapist based in Amsterdam. She graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theater (Modern dance), SNDO (performance choreography) and Shenzou open university (Acupuncture therapy). While collaborating with numerous choreographers, visual artists and theater makers in Canada, Europe and South Korea, she is committed to bridging art practice and therapy as a path where creativity and inter-personal growth meet. www.jihaeko.com

Kay Patru is a dance and movement improvisation teacher, choreographer, certified body work therapist based in Amsterdam. His work focuses primarily on developing improvisation and somatic awareness tools designed to awaken the innate intelligence of the body. His choreographic projects focus on designing the sensory experience of the body in relationship to (un)natural environments. He teaches regularly movement research and somatic awareness classes in Europe and South Korea. Kay Patru recently started researching and leading workshops around the impact of nature on the perception of the body. www.kaypatru.net

 

Rafael Zielinski: Rafael is a transformer of space and energy. Through his radiant presence, sensibility and creativity, he is able to move (with) all that is.” (Odessa, 2016)

http://rafael-zielinski.eu

 

Andrea Hackl is based in Austria and the Netherlands and works as choreographer, dancer and video artist. Her work cherishes the power and poetry of dance and its physicality.

Most of all her work is a celebration of life. She’s inspired by cross-pollination and creative interdisciplinary work, by seeing how different fields can nourish and enrich one another.

Next to more “conventional” work, Andrea Hackl love to explore and experiment. She cherishes improvisation and instant composition in collaboration with musicians and has produced work in collaboration with scientists, mostly addressing the subject of climate change & human-nature relationships.

Over the last years she has produced various films, presented in Europe, US and Asia and has been working with the medium of installation. She’s exploring hybrid installation performances.

Andrea has danced with companies like Emanuel Gat Dance (Fr), United C (Nl), Suzy Blok (Nl) & Fabian Chyle (D), and toured major venues and festivals world-wide. https://andreahackl.com

 

Sylvain MÉRET has a BA and DNSEP in visual art, he studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S (Brussels, BE) and Dance Therapy at CODARTS (Rotterdam, NL). He has worked as a dancer [Virginie Mirbeau, Felix Rückert, company B. Valiente, Dylan Newcomb, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil…] and has an improviser in collaboration with Katie Duck, Magpie Music Dance, and recently Makiko Ito. He has performed his own work through Europe, Asia, Cuba and has been teaching for 10 years in various contexts (SNDO, KNUA, SEAD, ARTEZ). His main interest now is to share knowledge about improvisation, performance and co-creaitve awareness. www.sylvainmeret.com / www.ways-of-moving-and-being-moved.com

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“Pollination, Fertilisation, Creation” 8-14 August 2016 Ile d’Aix, FR

A CONTINUUM MOVEMENT based EXPLORATION, 8-14 AUGUST 2016, 17123 ILE D’AIX FRANCE.

As part of this series of events about Co-creation, Sylvain, who is a Continuum Movement practitioner and a Continuum teacher in training is offering this special retreat.

What is Continuum Movement? Learn here

It will be 7 days of practice from Monday 8 august at 11am until Sunday 14 august 12am. We will practice between 4 and 6 hours per day in a small but nice studio space, with a all-nighter from the 6th to 7th day. These classes will be sometime recorded for the video assessment by the Continuum teacher board. The retreat will be taught in english with possible translation in french.

The theme for this 7 days is about The masculine and the feminine play of interaction and creationIt will unfold as:

3 days insemination {Pollination}

3 days fecundation {fertilization}

1 day birth {creation}

The retreat can host 8 participants maximum with Continuum experience.

There is no particular cost for it as it is a practicum for a teaching assessment, if you can and feel like donation are welcome.

Accommodation: 3 people can be in the house: 1 shared room [2 people] 1 room with double bed [participation 20 € per night], in the working space [5 € per night] or camping [5 € per night].

Food: around 12 €/day in collective cooking

To sign up send an email to sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

Practical info to come to Ile d’Aix on demand.

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Summer retreat Ile d’Aix, FR. 20-26 July 2016

The Summer Retreat 2016 is open now. Dates are:

20 to 26 July 2016 in Ile d’Aix, Charente maritime, France.

Please read the chapter below for the content, this page for the logistic and practical stuff. And when you feel called, contact sylvain [sylvainmeret21@gmail.com]. Looking forward to meet everyone again.

If you arrived until here, your intuition has definitely been your ally. This yearly retreat has been organised by Sylvain for almost 10 years now in Ile d’Aix, France. The original proposition is still relevant till now. It is about creating a working frame where we, the people, can experience Nature and align ourselves with the wisdom of the earth to learn about ourselves, our environment and what we are doing here at this time in the cycle of evolution. I called it “Co-Creative Awareness”

The human part is intending for the experience, lets call it a DDP [Definition-Direction-purpose]. It is written down in 3 parts: the Definition of “what” we intend, the Direction “the how” we want this to happen, the Purpose “the why” are we doing this.

Nature and the subtle realms respond to our intent all the time. That’s their job, giving “order, organisation and vitality” to maintain life and balance on all planes. In working in partnership, we develop a conscious relationship that serves both the human intent and the nature’s purpose. We learn from each others and when we understand everyone ways of functioning, we become co-creators. That is the purpose of this retreat: learning how do become co-creators.

 Co-creative awareness 20-26 July 2016 DDP

Definition: a 6 days summer retreat in Ile d’Aix focusing on:

1] How to become co-creators on a daily basis,

2] To Understand what we call the Masculine and Feminine energies and how they function in Nature,

3] To Understand and acquire skills for How to Manifest.

Direction:

– Asking Nature for the best conditions for a safe and supporting learning environment for everyone involved.

-Classroom Teachings come from the highest sources of Nature Intelligences and Highly Evolved Beings-Consciousness.

-Connecting with the actual spiritual energies, spirituals ancestors and animal spirits of this time.

-Having experiences for activating our potential for co-creative partnership,

-Activating our potentials for Body/sensory Awareness, Perception, direct knowledge and direct communication,

-Activating our potentials to understand realities for personal Transformation, Manifestation and Materialization,

-Experiencing the “Dreaming reality” from Nature perspective,

-Entering the “Dreaming” to fulfill everyone’s Intent,

-Mastering new spiritual skills according to everyone’s spiritual gifts and synchronized with everyone’s spiritual path,

-Understanding of Spiritual Healing Skills to benefit everyone’s life,

-Spiritual cleansing of limiting beliefs,

-Optimizing friendship conditions for this gathering,

-The retreat is co-created with the Nature Spirits of the Earth, Sea and Air of Ile d’Aix, on the land of Montrésor.

-Including into the classroom the highest wisdom of everyone’s Guides, Spiritual Lineages, Ancestors, Totems, Angels, Healers, Light families, Star Nations, Soul Groups.

Purpose: To fulfill our Intent as Co-Creators for Manifesting our reality; to expand our knowledge and skills to act for the highest good of all; and to become more conscious beings of our spiritual destinies and of our purposes in this lifetime.

“Intention” is one of the form that the human spirit experiences through different realities such as the material reality [manifesting an art work, a painting, or anything that we create], the mental [ where we initiate plans and ideas for projects], but Intention also operates on the spirit level as we intent to experience a lifetime on this planet through different experiences. It is a higher perspective from which we can see patterns and recognise that our lives are not a random set of events. In order to see that we need to have enough Awareness though.

One of the major “outcome” during these years of summer retreat had been to develop Awareness.

Awareness brings Realisation, which brings Transformation, which brings Manifestation, which bring Materialisation.

if you have question or interest in taking part of this retreat, contact Sylvain

sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

Séjour de guérison à Abadiania avec le medium et guérisseur Joao de Deus

Profitez de la dynamique d’un petit groupe de personnes accompagné par un guide de la Casa, pour vous rendre a Abadiania, et visiter l’hôpital spirituel du medium Joao de Deus. Ce séjour vous donne la possibilité de découvrir la Casa de Don Inacio et le travail de guérison qui s’y fait à travers les Entités, dans la tradition Kardec du spiritisme. C’est avant tout une rencontre avec vous même, votre essence et votre chemin de vie. Que ce soit pour une raison de santé, médicale, d’évolution spirituelle, de curiosité, cet endroit est un portail de transformation pour tous les êtres qui sont prêt au changement, pour une vie et un avenir meilleur.
Le séjour comprend l’accompagnement avec Sylvain Méret, guide autorisé par les entités (350 €), 13 nuits en pension complète (compter entre 400 et 500 € selon les pousadas, et disponibilités), le taxi entre Abadiania et Brasilia (environ 100 €), pour un total d’environ 800-900€
A cela s’ajoute votre ticket d’avion (entre 600 et 1000 € pour un départ de Paris)
Voir le programme : https://cocreativeawareness.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/sc3a9jour-c3a0-la-casa-de-dom-inacio.pdf
Voir ce que je propose : https://co-creative-awareness.org/ce-que-je-propose/
Contact et renseignements: sylvainmeret21@gmail.com 0033/0/6-10-13-43-60

 

Séjour de guérison à Abadiania,Casa de Dom Ignacio, Joao de Deus 13-25 Juin 2016

Profitez de la dynamique d’un petit groupe de personnes accompagné par un guide de la Casa, pour vous rendre a Abadiania, et visiter l’hôpital spirituel du medium Joao de Deus. Ce séjour vous donne la possibilité de découvrir la Casa de Don Inacio et le travail de guérison qui s’y fait à travers les Entités, dans la tradition Kardec du spiritisme. C’est avant tout une rencontre avec vous même, votre essence et votre chemin de vie. Que ce soit pour une raison de santé, médicale, d’évolution spirituelle, de curiosité, cet endroit est un portail de transformation pour tous les êtres qui sont prêt au changement, pour une vie et un avenir meilleur.

Le séjour comprend l’accompagnement avec Sylvain Méret, guide autorisé par les entités (350 €), 13 nuits en pension complète (compter entre 400 et 500 € selon les pousadas, et disponibilités), le taxi entre Abadiania et Brasilia (environ 100 €), pour un total d’environ 800-900€

A cela s’ajoute votre ticket d’avion (entre 600 et 1000 € pour un départ de Paris)

Voir le programme : https://cocreativeawareness.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/sc3a9jour-c3a0-la-casa-de-dom-inacio.pdf

Voir ce que je propose : https://co-creative-awareness.org/ce-que-je-propose/

Contact : sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

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CO-CREATIVE AWARENESS—EXPLORING PARTNERSHIP with NATURE INTELLIGENCES

16 — 23 SEPTEMBER
€450 

A week to gather knowledge about the Feminine and Masculine principles from the perspective of Nature. 

I am inviting you to experience a week of co-creative partnership with the intelligences of Nature. Working in co-creative partnership with Nature implies communication on both ends. This is the basis of Shamanism, the communication with other forms of consciousness. 99% of us have lost this ability that we all have at birth, because it wasn’t developed or educated.

However, we certainly can activate some forms of communication skills through our sensory-based perception “the guts” feeling, the electrical system with kinesiology or “direct communication” by awakening the psychic centers. You do not need to be a medium or a psychic to communicate with Nature although these faculties seem to increase while working of-creatively.

We will set up a “classroom” and ask the realms of nature their insights about the living principles of the Masculine and the Feminine. These principles seem to permeate many domains of life expression. The versatility of expression in Nature is stunning! Have you heard of this 500 years old male tree shifting into a female version few years ago? Nature related tribes like in Native Americans culture honours the “two Spirits” people. Furthermore like the Yin and Yang in Taoism, these principles seem to be the key to life energy and to balance.

Moreover, when we look at how we are carrying in our families lineage the distortion of the masculine and feminine powers, or how family dynamic have accommodate with very dysfunctional embodiment of male and female expression, with so much repression, shame or abuse.

This inability to ground in our lives a fully genuine expression of the masculine and feminine principles have created a field holding us back into a primitive state of being. Events in the world today illustrate this imbalance dramatically.

There is a lot to explore, to heal and to transform. The good news is that we are not alone with this issue; Nature and her kingdoms have their say.

But we first have to understand what these principles are, what they stand for and how to manipulate them, that is the purpose of this week of co-creative partnership.

The “classroom” with Nature and the Subtle Realms.

The set up for this retreat holds a particular Intent for Co-Creation. Beings from Nature’ s kingdoms, Guides, Ancestors and Beings from the Star Nations related to this Intent often tend to be on the communication line with us. They will assist our understanding of Nature’s teachings and co-create situations, realisations, and experiences in order for us to gain knowledge, transformation and move further in our evolution.

Be ready for the unexpected, the extraordinary in the most mundane context, and a little stretch for the intellectual mind. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride, the subtle realms of nature don’t lack humour and joy!!!

I have been holding co-creative retreat for 8 years now and I am amazed each time about the amount of knowledge that is given.  It is truly magic to witness how each participant, no matter their background, holds pieces of the puzzle that is unfolding as the awareness process moves forward. Co-creation is a path toward self-empowerment and the realisation that we all need each other to move further faster.

We will be lucky to experience the fall equinox, a particularly powerful alignment for co-creative work. For this retreat, a theme has been suggested: sexual preferences in spiritual work will be addressed, recognised and honoured as part of the healing and balancing of the feminine and masculine powers of earth and its inhabitants.

Co-creation is a perspective that acknowledges life as a web of inter-relation between everything

Consult the blueprint [content] of the retreat

To register go to the Kalikalos website: http://www.kalikalos.org/cocreative-awareness

The price 450€/450€ includes the food, the accommodation in shared rooms and the teachings. Look at the different options for single room or tent. The affordable price is balanced by helping with cooking, cleaning gardening for 4-6h during the week [Karma Yoga].

I post this links as introductory material to the retreat, have a look and don’t hesitate to email me if you have any question!

About Co-Creative Science by Machaelle Small Wright: http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/-W34.aspx

About working with Subtle realms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjT3NN0vL0A

About “Two Spirits” in north american shamanism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYGxZL870ZE&feature=youtu.be

About Cayce’ readings of Atlantean figures: http://www.mcmillinmedia.com/atlantean-aczine/

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Summer retreat 2015 Ile d’Aix FR

Soon, we have our next Summer retreat 2015, Ile d’Aix, 17123 France

Dates: 1-2 August, (3)-4-5 August 2015

Co-creative practices Love and Communication from Nature perspective

Intentional content of the 4 days:

1-Definition: a retreat in Ile d’Aix, for opening our awareness to the understanding of nature intelligences and co-creative processes around the concepts of Love and Communication.

2- direction:

– Creating a safe and supporting learning environment.

-Teachings co-created from nature intelligences and from human consciousness.

-Connecting with the new spiritual energies, spirituals ancestors and animal spirits of this time. -Connecting with power places.

-Activating our human potential for co-creative partnership.

-Establishing partnership with others realities / dimensions of intelligence and existence.

-Co-creating good and friendly conditions for this gathering

-Mastering new skills according to everyone’s spiritual gifts in pursuing our spiritual path.

-Spiritual cleansing of the old beliefs and behavioral patterns.

3-purpose: process of personal transmission from the higher realms. Cleansing of old beliefs. Updating the understanding of realities. For our personal growth and the understanding of our spiritual destiny. Process of empowerment. To bring this knowledge out into the world. To transform ourselves into higher functioning beings.


The intent is to offer a frame that will profit individuals’ own development through experiencing the co- creative relationship with Nature.

Here definition of Nature from Machaelle Small Wright:

http://www.perelandra- ltd.com/PDF/PP11_What_is_Nature_Intelligence.pdf

The setting is based on a Coning (a strange name for a simple setting linking Human consciousness and Nature intelligences) read more here: http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/About- Conings-W68.aspx

This gathering is free, it is not a workshop, everyone is responsible for his or her own need, we are limited to 13 people, we cook and share cost for food, we can camp and gather in a private terrain. Contact me for more info. Sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

Travel info: trains to La Rochelle or Rochefort, Flight from Brussel Chareloi with Ryanair to La Rochelle, ferry to Ile d’Aix from Fouras or La Rochelle.